Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Artillery


Taken out of context, with no knowledge of the artist or his/her intentions, is this cartoon an attack on Islam? Or on terrorism – implying that terrorism is a betrayal of Islamic principles? Or on art? And if we do interpret it as anti-Islamic, where do we place it on a theoretical continuum of offensiveness, with Koran-burning at one end and maybe this


at the other?

3 comments:

Charles Frith said...

It's a gag Tim. No need to make it political.

blackwatertown said...

Or a comment on the whole cartoon controversy.
More importantly, I once knew a man who knew a man who made Gadaffi's hats - the peaked military ones. They had a big gap in the top to allow his afro to poke through without the hat having to perch on top.

Tim Footman said...

You're right, Charles. Bombs and dictators. Could be the Chuckle Brothers.

Wonder why he didn't wear Rasta-style tea cosies, BWT?